Philipp Goebes, Karsten Schmidt, Steffen Seitz, Sabine Both, Helge Bruelheide, Alexandra Erfmeier, Thomas Scholten, and Peter Kühn. 2019. The strength of soil-plant interactions under...

In publications, Publications, Feb 03, 2018


Julia Binkenstein, Alexandra-Maria Klein, Thorsten Assmann, François Buscot, Alexandra Erfmeier, Keping Ma, Katherina A. Pietsch, Karsten Schmidt, Thomas Scholten, Tesfaye Wubet, Helg...

In publications, Publications, Jan 02, 2018


Matteo Brezzi, Bernhard Schmid, Pascal A. Niklaus, and Andreas Schuldt. 2017. Tree diversity increases levels of herbivore damage in a subtropical forest canopy: evidence for dietary ...

In publications, Publications, Jan 02, 2017


Nadia Castro-Izaguirre, Xiulian Chi, Martin Baruffol, Zhiyao Tang, Keping Ma, Bernhard Schmid, and Pascal A Niklaus. 2016. Tree Diversity Enhances Stand Carbon Storage but Not Leaf Ar...

In publications, Publications, Jan 02, 2016


David Eichenberg, Oliver Purschke, Christian Ristok, Ludger Wessjohann, and Helge Bruelheide. 2015. Trade-offs between physical and chemical carbon-based leaf defence: of intraspecifi...

In publications, Publications, May 02, 2010


Martin Böhnke, Wenzel Kröber, Erik Welk, Christian Wirth, and Helge Bruelheide. 2014. Maintenance of constant functional diversity during secondary succession of a subtropical forest ...

In publications, Publications, Apr 02, 2010


Martin Barrufol, Bernhard Schmid, Helge Bruelheide, Xiulian Chi, Andrew Hector, Keping Ma, Stefan Michalski, Zhiyao Tang, and Pascal A. Niklaus. 2013. Biodiversity Promotes Tree Growt...

In publications, Publications, Mar 02, 2010


Dörte Bachmann, Sabine Both, Helge Bruelheide, Bingyang Ding, Mo Gao, Werner Härdtle, Michael Scherer-Lorenzen, and Alexandra Erfmeier. 2012. Functional trait similarity of native and...

In publications, Publications, Feb 02, 2010


Sabine Both, Teng Fang, Martin Böhnke, Helge Bruelheide, Christian Geißler, Peter Kühn, Thomas Scholten, Stefan Trogisch, and Alexandra Erfmeier. 2011. Lack of tree layer control on h...

In publications, Publications, Jan 24, 2010


Christian Geißler, Peter Kühn, Xuezheng Shi, and Thomas Scholten. 2010. Estimation of throughfall erosivity in a highly diverse forest ecosystem using sand-filled splash cups. Journal...

In publications, Publications, Jan 02, 2010



Ming‐Qiang Wang, Yi Li, Douglas Chesters, Helge Bruelheide, Keping Ma, Peng‐Fei Guo, Qing‐Song Zhou, Michael Staab, Chao‐Dong Zhu and Andreas Schuldt. 2020. Host functional and phylog...

In publications, Publications, Mar 01, 2018


Helge Bruelheide, Yuxin Chen, Yuanyuan Huang, Keping Ma, Pascal A. Niklaus, and Bernhard Schmid. 2019. Response to Comment on “Impacts of species richness on productivity in a large-s...

In publications, Publications, Feb 01, 2018


Huanxi Cao, Alexandra-Maria Klein, Chaodong Zhu, Michael Staab, Walter Durka, Markus Fischer, and Felix Fornoff. 2018. Intra- and interspecific tree diversity promotes multitrophic pl...

In publications, Publications, Jan 01, 2018


Wensheng Bu, Bernhard Schmid, Xiaojuan Liu, Ying Li, Werner Haerdtle, Goddert von Oheimb, Yu Liang, Zhenkai Sun, Yuanyuan Huang, Helge Bruelheide, and Keping Ma. 2017. Interspecific a...

In publications, Publications, Jan 01, 2017


Uwe Braun, Lydia Hönig, and Rowena Schwaß. 2016. New records of foliicolous micromycetes from the Chinese Jiangxi Province. Schlechtendalia. 30:1-7. Download

In publications, Publications, Jan 01, 2016


Uwe Braun, Steffen Bien, Lydia Hönig, and Bettina Heuchert. 2015. Periconiella liquidambaricola sp nov - a new Chinese hyphomycete. Mycotaxon. 130:253-258. https://doi.org/10.5248/130...

In publications, Publications, May 01, 2010


Uwe Braun, Steffen Bien, Lydia Hantsch, and Bettina Heuchert. 2014. Tubakia chinensis sp. nov. and a key to the species of the genus Tubakia. Schlechtendalia. 28:23-28. Download

In publications, Publications, Apr 01, 2010


Yinlei Ma, Yan Geng, Yuanyuan Huang, Yue Shi, Pascal A. Niklaus, Bernhard Schmid, and Jinsheng He. 2013. Effect of clear-cutting silviculture on soil respiration in a subtropical fore...

In publications, Publications, Mar 01, 2010


Sabine Both, Teng Fang, Martin Baruffol, Bernhard Schmid, Helge Bruelheide, and Alexandra Erfmeier. 2012. Effects of tree sapling diversity and nutrient addition on herb-layer invasib...

In publications, Publications, Feb 01, 2010


Helge Bruelheide, Martin Böhnke, Sabine Both, Teng Fang, Thorsten Assmann, Martin Baruffol, Jürgen Bauhus, François Buscot, Xiaoyong Chen, Bingyang Ding, Walter Durka, Alexandra Erfme...

In publications, Publications, Jan 23, 2010


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International Research Training Group TreeDì

In projects, Publications, Feb 01, 2018

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In projects, Publications, Jan 15, 2018

Host functional and phylogenetic composition rather than host diversity structure plant-herbivore networks

Plant-herbivore interactions is a key ecological process in ecosystem functioning and is usually altered by global environmental change, especially plant diversity. Previous study mos...

In Article, Jun 22, 2020

Genetic richness affects trait variation but not community productivity in a tree diversity experiment

We argue that identifying functional diversity within and among species in forest communities is necessary to separate effects of species and genetic diversity on tree growth and comm...

In Article, Apr 09, 2020

Neighbourhood diversity mitigates drought impacts on tree growth

Abstract: Biodiversity is considered to mitigate detrimental impacts of climate change on the functioning of forest ecosystems, such as drought‐induced decline in forest productivity...

In Article, Jan 13, 2020

Growth-trait relationships depend on species richness in subtropical forest

The Editor’s Choice article for Volume 108 Issue 1 is “Growth–trait relationships in subtropical forest are stronger at higher diversity“ by Bongers et al. This study assessed how gro...

In Article, Jan 06, 2020

Neighbour species richness and local structural variability modulate aboveground allocation patterns and crown morphology of individual trees

Abstract:Local neighbourhood interactions are considered a main driver for biodiversity–productivity relationships in forests. Yet, the structural responses of individual trees in spe...

In Article, Oct 17, 2019

Herbivore phylogenetic diversity can be affected by plant diversity loss

Global change leads to increasing biodiversity loss, usually with consequences for the structure and functioning of ecosystems, such as primary productivity and nutrient cycling.

In Article, Aug 24, 2019

Multiple plant diversity components drive consumer communities across ecosystems

Abstract:Humans modify ecosystems and biodiversity worldwide, with negative consequences for ecosystem functioning. Promoting plant diversity is increasingly suggested as a mitigation...

In Article, Mar 29, 2019

Tree diversity increases robustness of multi-trophic interactions

Abstract:Multi-trophic interactions maintain critical ecosystem functions. Biodiversity is declining globally, while responses of trophic interactions to biodiversity change are large...

In Article, Mar 06, 2019

Species-rich forests store twice as much carbon as monocultures

Species-rich subtropical forests can take up on average twice as much carbon as monocultures. An international research team with the involvement of the University of Zurich has evalu...

In Article, Oct 25, 2018

Species-rich forests better compensate environmental impacts

To offset CO2 emissions, China is reforesting. If a mixture of tree species instead of monocultures were planted, much more carbon could be stored. An international team including UZH...

In Article, Aug 22, 2018

Neighbourhood interactions drive overyielding in mixed-species tree communities

Abstract:Theory suggests that plant interactions at the neighbourhood scale play a fundamental role in regulating biodiversity–productivity relationships (BPRs) in tree communities. H...

In Article, Mar 20, 2018


Directed species loss from species-rich forests strongly decreases productivity

At high species richness, directed loss, but not random loss, of tree species strongly decreases forest productivity. An international research team with the involvement of the Univer...

In Article, Mar 12, 2020